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John Haynes copybooks and notes

Identifier: VAULT box-Wing-MS-81


School writing books, handwriting exercises and notes by John Haynes, a student; one entry is a long poem entitled "Tribute to the memory of Mrs. R.P. Stevens wife of Rodolphus Stevens and daughter of John Clement of Townsend ..." and dated at Townsend, Mass. 1849; some other exercises are dated Dec. 5, 1849 at Townsend; one loose sheet dated Sept. 8, 1855.


  • Creation: 1849-1855


Biographical / Historical

Student from Townsend, Mass.,Mustered in service Oct. 17, 1862; served as Corporal in the Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 53rd, Company D, in the Dept. of the Gulf, 19th Army Corps. Died of typhoid at Port Hudson, La., and buried there on July 13, 1863.


0.1 Linear Feet (4 folders)

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Pre-ruled exercise books, some with illustrated covers, include: two versions of Payson and Dunton's Penmanship No. 3, Boston, Crosby, Nichols and Co. (one dated 1855), both with advertisements for other Crosby, Nichols publications; The American writing book ... John H. Spalter, Groton, Mass. Geo. H. Brown's Press, Groton; Writing book ... J.H. Spalter ... S.P. Warren, Fitchburg; an untitled book sold by B.B. Mussey & Co., Boston; and Specimens of penmanship ...

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Includes 18 loose sheets mostly of vocabulary or spelling words with the names of students or instructors from Townsend and elsewhere.

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Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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Chicago Illinois 60610 United States